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New Jet To Fly UPMC Corporate Flag

Publication Date: 
October 25, 2013
Source: 
Pittsburg Post-Gazette
Author: 
Bill Toland

Stanford Law Professor Deborah Rhode comments on the ethical conduct of nonprofits in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in light of UMPC's decision to obscure flight records for its new corporate jet. 

UPMC has a new, $50 million corporate jet. But you won't be able to track its movements -- at least not in real time.

That's because UPMC, like thousands of other private plane owners and lessors in Pittsburgh and across the country, has elected to keep its flight records obscured from public view, meaning the jet's whereabouts can't be tracked in real time via typical Internet channels.

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"Our expectation is that nonprofits should adhere to higher standards of conduct," said Deborah L. Rhode, a law professor at Stanford Law School who has researched the subject of ethics within the nonprofit world.